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CTO for CLI: Novel Approaches and Devices
Debate: Superior Strategies for AMI Management: No Need for Facilitated Pharmacology
Endovascular Assisted In-Situ Bypass
Endovenous Ablation: Patient Selection and Technical Tips
Which Embolic Protection Mechanism and Why?



Grip Strength for Risk Stratification of CV Death

Reduced muscle strength may be associated with increased risk of mortality. The PURE study has indicated that reduced grip strength using the Jamar dynamometer is inversely associated with all-cause mortality, CV mortality, non-CV mortality, MI and stroke.

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Renal Denervation Resurfaces

The benefits of renal denervation as a means to lower BP remain controversial. The DENERHTN is the latest prospective, open-label, randomized study indicating that renal denervation, in addition to optimal medical therapy, is associated with a reduction in ambulatory systolic BP at 6-months.

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Outcomes of Secondary AF

Clinical outcomes of secondary AF are unknown. Data from the Framingham Heart Study Participants have indicated that secondary AF is most common following cardiothoracic surgery, non-cardiothoracic surgery, infection, and acute MI. Stroke risk and mortality were similar between those with and without secondary precipitants.

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Infective Endocarditis

The trends in IE prevalence following the 2007 IE prophylaxis guidelines in the US are unknown. Data from the NIS database from 2000-2011 have indicated that IE incidence has increased in the US. Streptococcus has become the most common organism since the 2007 guideline revision. The rates of hospitalization and valve surgery for IE have not changed.

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The EGO-BioFreedom Study
- Stephen Lee, MD
Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch in High Risk Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis in a Randomized Trial of a Self-Expanding Prosthesis
- George L. Zorn, III, MD
The Risk and Extent of Neurological Events Are Equivalent for High-Risk Patients Treated With Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement
- Thomas G. Gleason, MD
Valve Thrombosis After TAVR: Frequency, Clinical Recognition, and Management
- Azeem Latib, MD
TITAX-AMI Randomized Trial 5-Years Results
- Petri Tuomainen, MD
Strokes in TAVR Is it a Deal Breaker?
- Samir Kapadia, MD
CoreValve US Pivotal Trial
- John V. Conte, MD

Live Case Demonstration from Kusatsu Heart Center
Osamu Hatoh, MD
Treating CTO via Radial?
Richard R. Heuser, MD
Patient Selection for CTO Recanalization: What Are the Appropriate Criteria?
Tarek Helmy, MD
Treating CTOs: Is There Enough Evidence-Based Data or do We Need Further Randomized Clinical Trials?
Gerald S. Werner, MD, PhD
Indication for CTO PCI: Clinical Rationale and Appropriateness
J. Aaron Grantham, MD
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Long-Term Outcomes of Secondary Atrial Fibrillation in the Community: The Framingham Heart Study.
S Lubitz, et al.
Circ 2015; 131:1648-1655
Intermediate Outcomes in the Prospective, Multicenter Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial (COAST).
J Meadows, et al.
Circ 2015; 131:1656-1664
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Blood Pressure Trajectories From Childhood to Young Adulthood: The Georgia Stress and Heart Study.
S Su, et al.
Circ 2015; 131:1674-1681
Return to Work in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survivors: A Nationwide Register-Based Follow-Up Study.
K Kragholm, et al.
Circ 2015; 131:1682-1690
Randomized Trial of Four Financial-Incentive Programs for Smoking Cessation.
S Halpern, et al.
NEJM 2015 Online
Interacting Resident Epicardium-Derived Fibroblasts and Recruited Bone Marrow Cells Form Myocardial Infarction Scar.
A Ruiz-Villalba, et al.
JACC 2015; 65:2057-2066
Trends in Infective Endocarditis Incidence, Microbiology, and Valve Replacement in the United States From 2000 to 2011.
S Pant, et al.
JACC 2015; 65:2070-2076
Gaps in Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation of Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the United States CME.
K Aragam, et al.
JACC 2015; 2079-2088
The Effect of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Age-Related Lipids and Lipoproteins.
Y Park, et al.
JACC 2015; 65:2091-2100
Prognostic Value of Grip Strength: Findings From the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study.
D Leong, et al.
The Lancet 2015 Online
Financing Universal Health Coverage—Effects of Alternative Tax Structures on Public Health Systems: Cross-National Modelling in 89 Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries.
A Reeves, et al.
The Lancet 2015 Online
Optimum and Stepped Care Standardised Antihypertensive Treatment With or Without Renal Denervation for Resistant Hypertension (DENERHTN): a Multicentre, Open-Label, Randomised Controlled Trial.
M Azizi, et al.
The Lancet 2015; 385:1957-1965

Poll Archives
The EGO-BioFreedom Study
Stephen WL LEE, M.D.
The CONTROL multi-center study
Israel Barbash, M.D.
The SORT OUT VII trial
Lisette Okkels Jensen, M.D.
The NOTION Trial
Lars Sondergaard, M.D., M.P.H.
Final Three-Year Outcome of a Randomized Trial Comparing Second Generation Drug-eluting Stents Using Either Biodegradable Polymer or Durable Polymer
Masahiro Natsuaki, M.D.
PRAGUE 13 trial
O. Hlinomaz, M.D.
Curzen N., M.D.
The Reservoir Clinical Trial
Rajeev K. Pathak, M.D.
The OCT Substudy of the TOTAL (ThrOmbecTomy versus PCI Alone) Trial
T Sheth, M.D.
The safety and long-term effect of renal artery denervation on blood pressure and renal function in real world patients with uncontrolled hypertension from the Global SYMPLICITY Registry
Felix Mahfoud, M.D.
Renal artery denervation for treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea and resistant hypertension: Results from the Global SYMPLICITY Registry
Dominik Linz, M.D.
Safety analysis of renal function following renal denervation: analysis from SYMPLICITY HTN-3 and the Global SYMPLICITY Registry
Felix Mahfoud, M.D., PhD
Novel core wire technology on a zotarolimus eluting stent provides improved acute performance, including deliverability and radiopacity
Eulogio Garcia, M.D.
Five-Year Follow-up of Safety and Efficacy of the Resolute Zotarolimus-Eluting Stent: Insights from the RESOLUTE Global Clinical Trial Program in Approximately 8000 Patients
Prof. Sigmund Silber, M.D.
Angiographic Sub-study of the TOTAL trial: a randomized trial of manual thrombectomy during PCI for STEMI
CB Overgaard, M.D., PhD
Stroke in the TOTAL trial: Randomized trial of manual aspiration Thrombectomy in STEMI
TOTAL Trial Investigators
The CoreValve ADVANCE II Study
Georg Nickenig, M.D.
Three-year clinical and echocardiographic follow-up of aortic stenosis patients implanted with a self-expending bioprosthesis
Sabine Bleiziffer, M.D.
6-Month Outcomes Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation With a Novel Repositionable Self-Expanding Bioprosthesis
Ian T. Meredith, MBBS, PhD
An All-comers Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Transcatheter with Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Aortic Valve Stenosis
Lars Sondergaard, M.D., M.P.H.

Complex Patients Today and Tomorrow: Medtronic DES solutions from Resolute Integrity to bioresorbable stents
Prof. Sigmund Silber, MD
First Report on the Pivotal DESolve Nx trial: 6-month Clinical and Multimodality Imaging Results
Alexandre Abizaid, MD, PhD
One-Year Outcomes in 1010 Unselected Patients Treated with the PROMUS Element Everolimus-Eluting Stent: The Multicenter PROMUS Element European Post-Approval Surveillance Study
Raul Moreno, MD, et al.
Two-year clinical outcomes in the EVOLVE FHU trial
Ian Meredith, MD, PhD
Stephan Windecker, MD, et al.

Outcomes in More Than 7000 Patients With Diabetes After Implantation of the Resolute Zotarolimus-eluting Stent
Rosli Mohd Ali, MD
Safety update and long-term clinical outcomes from all studies in the RESOLUTE Global Clinical Program
Carlo Di Mario, MD
Final Five-year Outcomes from the Randomized Comparison of Zotarolimus-eluting Stents With Everolimus-eluting Stents in the RESOLUTE All Comers Trial
Stephan Windecker, MD
Angina Status & TLF Creep: Bioabsorbable Stents (BAS) & Drug-Eluting Stents (DES)
Medtronic, Inc.
Clinical outcomes associated with dual antiplatelet therapy interruption following implantation of the ResoluteTM zotarolimus-eluting stent
Stephan Windecker, MD
Four-year Outcomes from the Randomized Comparison of a Zotarolimus-eluting and an Everolimus-eluting Stent in the RESOLUTE All Comers Trial
Patrick W Serruys MD, PhD
Resolute in Bifurcation Lesions: Data from the RESOLUTE Clinical Program
Prof. Ran Kornowski, MD

Edwards Pauses Enrollment in Early Stage Fortis Mitral Valve Program

Abbott Vascular’s Absorb GT1 Stent System Receives CE Mark Approval

Biotronik to Distribute CFI Medical’s Zero-Gravity Weightless Radiation Protection System

Teva Launches Argatroban Injection

Stentys Xposition S Self-Apposing Stent Receives CE Mark Approval

Enrollment Begins for Medtronic’s SYMPLICITY AF Study of Pulmonary Vein Isolation Combined With Renal Denervation to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Study Begins for Medtronic’s Endurant Evo AAA Stent Graft System

Early Feasibility Study Begins for Gore TAG Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis to Treat Aortic Arch Aneurysms

Enrollment Begins for Medtronic’s SYMPLICITY AF Study of Pulmonary Vein Isolation Combined With Renal Denervation to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

First US commercial procedures with the Watchman device

Medtronic announces SPYRAL HTN global clinical trial programme for renal denervation

CoreValve receives first TAVR valve-in-valve indication

First Commercial Procedures in the United States Performed With Boston Scientific’s Watchman Device

The Medicines Company’s Cangrelor Approved in Europe

New Indication Allows Brilinta to Be Crushed for Patients With Difficulty Swallowing

Medtronic’s CoreValve TAVR System Approved in Japan

FDA Approves Valve-in-Valve Procedures With CoreValve TAVR System

Medtronic CoreValve® System Receives FDA Approval for Transcatheter Valve-In-Valve Procedures


Infraredx Launches Advanced TVC Imaging System and TVC Muller Extended Bandwidth NIRS-IVUS Catheter

Medtronic Initiates Pivotal Studies of Resolute Onyx(TM) Drug-Eluting Stent in United States
Angiomyogenesis & Cell Therapy
Carotid Interventions

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